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One of Contra Costa County’s only Sicilian restaurants — in a county where trattorias outnumber bistros five to one — La Finestra still keeps its specialties bashfully hidden amid boring Tuscan standbys. Bypass the penne carbonara and gnocchi in brown butter sauce and order anything with more exotic-sounding pine nuts and raisins, saffron and mint, or orange and fennel. The housemade focaccia sometimes comes to the table straight from the oven.

Hours: Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m Tue.-Fri. Dinner: 5:00- 10:00 p.m. Sat.; 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. Sun.

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